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March 24, 2015

2:33 p.m.

Report: Rising interest rates could dampen home sales
Report: Rising interest rates could dampen home sales
Real estate:
Las Vegas homebuilders are seeing more signs of a turnaround, but with borrowing costs poised to rise, sales could fall again, according to a new report. Builders sold 474 new homes in ...

2:26 p.m.

Photo: School children mourn for their school mates in fr
16 German high school students among plane crash victims
A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were ...

1:44 p.m.

Photo: George Zimmerman listens at his trial in Seminole
George Zimmerman: A person in his circumstances can’t feel guilty
George Zimmerman says in a newly released video that a person in his circumstances can't feel guilty over surviving a confrontation like the one he had with Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old he shot and killed three years ago in Florida. He also criticizes ...

1:31 p.m.

FBI serves search warrant in southwest valley
The FBI served a search warrant in the southwest valley this morning, law enforcement officials said. The “law enforcement action” occurred near West Flamingo Road and ...

12:56 p.m.

Wynn Resorts goes after Elaine Wynn over land deal, stock sale
Wynn Resorts goes after Elaine Wynn over land deal, stock sale
Wynn Resorts made fresh accusations against Elaine Wynn’s track record today as part of the company’s ongoing effort to defeat her campaign to stay on its ...

12:23 p.m.

Woman arrested in home invasion slaying in northeast valley
Woman arrested in home invasion slaying in northeast valley
A woman has been arrested and police are still searching for two male suspects in connection with an apparent home invasion Monday night in the northeast valley that left a man dead ...

12:04 p.m.

IKEA set to break ground next month on Las Vegas store
IKEA set to break ground next month on Las Vegas store
Fans of Swedish meatballs and self-assembly cabinets are one step closer to retail paradise. IKEA, the popular low-priced furniture chain, has set a ground-breaking date of April 9 for its first Southern Nevada location ...

11:45 a.m.

Obama: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will slow its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015 instead of cutting the number by about ...

11:21 a.m.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty in Las Vegas sex assault case
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty in Las Vegas sex assault case
Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Tuesday in Las Vegas to a reduced felony attempted sex assault charge, in the third part of a four-state plea deal that prosecutors say will ...

11:10 a.m.

Photo: James Corden chats with his first guests, actress
James Corden plays nice in bow as ‘Late Late Show’ host
James Corden began his foray as the "Late Late Show" host with a schoolboy's giggle and a bid to endear himself to viewers as a nice English bloke looking for a little American TV love. Guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis joined the cause Monday, with ...

10:47 a.m.

Photo: Angelina Jolie arrives at the world premiere of Ma
Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Writing in The New York Times, the filmmaker and philanthropist said a recent blood test showed a possible early sign of cancer. The news was a blow to the star who ...

10:37 a.m.

Photo: In this Dec. 31, 2012, file photo, Sen. Dan Coats,
Republican Sen. Dan Coats to retire, won’t run in 2016
Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana announced Tuesday that he would retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election in 2016. "This was not an easy decision," Coats, 71, said in a statement. "While I believe I am well-positioned to ...

10:34 a.m.

4 shot to death in high-crime Indianapolis neighborhood
Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite says three women and a man have been shot to death in a home in a high-crime Indianapolis neighborhood. Hite says the shootings don't appear random and likely ...

10:17 a.m.

3 organic food companies recall products over listeria fears
Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and ...

10:05 a.m.

Bill would create repeater felony for graffiti crimes
Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill creating a felony charge for repeated graffiti offenses. Republican Assemblyman Lynn Stewart is sponsoring AB 244 which was heard Tuesday morning in ...

9:36 a.m.

Blake Griffin battery complaint dismissed in Las Vegas
Blake Griffin battery complaint dismissed in Las Vegas
Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor case stemming from a man's complaint that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone at ...

9:18 a.m.

Photo: In this Feb. 25, 2014, photo, House Speaker John B
Boehner ‘baffled’ by reports Israel spied on Iran talks
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he's "baffled" by reports that Israel spied on negotiators in the closed-door talks over Iran's nuclear program — espionage that Israeli officials denied. "I'm baffled by it," Boehner told reporters about the news report that comes at a time of strained ...

8:49 a.m.

Police say Idaho man was involved in Arizona Wal-Mart melee
An Idaho man and two juveniles are among six suspects arrested after a late-night brawl in north-central Arizona left one person dead and two others with gunshot wounds, including a police officer. The name of the person killed wasn't released Monday, but Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said ...

8:35 a.m.

Bill would impose privacy restrictions on drones in Nevada
A bill to regulate the emerging drone industry and protect people’s privacy was endorsed today by law enforcement officials. But at a meeting of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, those involved in ...

8:23 a.m.

Wynn Resorts tells Elaine Wynn to stop using logo on her website
Wynn Resorts tells Elaine Wynn to stop using logo on her website
Elaine Wynn shares her name with Wynn Resorts Ltd. but she can't use its Wynn signature-style logo on her personal website urging shareholders to re-elect her to ...

8:04 a.m.

Photo: A rope hangs from a rescue helicopter flying past
Black box has first clues to Alpine jet crash that killed 150
A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take ...

2 a.m.

Photos: 20,000-square-foot Spanish Trail home on the market for cool $8 million
Photos: 20,000-square-foot Spanish Trail home on the market for cool $8 million
Amazing Las Vegas Homes:
Although it was originally built in 1993, the home is still up to date. Laura attributes this to their vision when they were first building. Instead of filling their home with current technology for ...

Monday

March 23, 2015

11 p.m.

Northern Nevada inmate, 56, dies in prison
An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center died Saturday at the prison's Regional Medical Facility ...

10:15 p.m.

Photo: The rubble of crashed vehicles litters a coastal h
At least 37 killed on Peru’s main highway
At least 37 people were killed and more than 84 injured when three buses and a truck collided early Monday on Peru's main coastal highway ...

5:50 p.m.

Photo: Princeton forward Leslie Robinson (45) reacts to a
Source: Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike
A threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at ...

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